Ask yourself, “What type of leader would I choose to follow?” When you think of a person in a position of high authority, what qualities come to mind? Do you imagine bombastic words, unsubstantiated claims, or shameless self-promotion benefiting off the work of others? Too often society seems obsessed with the outrageous and absurd personalities [...]
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There’s a moment in the popular 1995 movie Braveheart where William Wallace is running across a mountain range in Scotland. Everyone is counting on him, but he’s all by himself as he travels through the cold rain and wind. As a leader, have you ever felt that way? Have you ever had the sensation of [...]
Our current culture encourages us to maximize our experiences in every phase of our existence. From super-sized meals, to ultra-strength cold syrup, and VIP concert tickets, there’s endless encouragement to do more, get more, experience more, and live beyond our means. Every Truck Has a Load Limit Chris Ihrig, CEO of Fired-Up! Culture, often makes [...]
The Fired-Up! Culture team is thrilled to announce the release of our new eBook, How Executive Coaching Grows Leaders, Teams, and Organizations. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to partner with a Fired-Up! coach, this free resource provides an in depth explanation of our process, philosophy, and results. It also shares some of the [...]
Working as a member of a great team to achieve a common goal can be a fulfilling experience. There’s comradery, commiseration, and even inside jokes that bind everyone together. Then, you take on a leadership role, and things begin to change. Conversations shift and relationships change as you begin to separate from the collective, a [...]
When it comes to planning, some people are nearsighted, finding it easiest to focus on details and the accomplishment of daily tasks. Others tend to think a few weeks in advance, while visionaries toy with big ideas that might come to fruition many years later. These are all valuable perspectives, and there’s a place for [...]
Say that one moment you’re a highly skilled member of a team, performing a critical role. Then, you transition into a leadership role, one where you’re now in charge of leading that same team. You’ve moved from a place where you’re confident in your abilities and have clarity in your station, to one where you’re [...]
The medical office was buzzing with drama. The second doctor in two weeks was loudly disparaging Katie, a new medical assistant, to the office manager. “Yes, yes,” he said, “she has the basic skills, but I need someone to prep my charts in the way that works for me. They need to notify me of [...]
Perhaps you’ve wondered, “If everyone is doing the same thing, reading the same books, and taking the same training, how am I going to differentiate myself?” Herd mentality can create inertia, but there’s a simple and straightforward way to emerge from the group and ensure you’re seen. On Differentiating Yourself People collectively assume major events [...]
The moment you take on a leadership role, you’re giving up some privileges you might not even realize you possess. A distance inevitably grows between you and your team members, one which can make leadership much harder and lonelier than most people realize. In recent posts for the Fired-Up! blog, we covered some of the [...]